Have you heard of overnight oats? Well its basically oats, some liquid (usually milk), chia seeds and fixings – at least that’s what the majority of the recipes call for. You mix it all together and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. It’s Genius! and such an easy way to make a healthy gluten free breakfast you can grab on-the-go.
But what if you can’t have oats or you’re eating grain free? Well there is a way for you to have your overnight porridge too - Gluten Free, Grain Free, and Paleo. Whoot! This recipe uses only five ingredients and take less than five minutes to make. Enjoy it cold in the morning or heat it up and eat it warm. You can top it off with any of your favorite gluten free ingredients, making it exactly the way you like it.
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1-2 teaspoon flax seed meal
1 cup (8 oz.) coconut milk (or almond milk, just check the label to make sure it fits your diet)
sweetener of choice like maple syrup, coconut sap, or honey – I used 2 teaspoons of honey
Optional: Mix in ground vanilla bean or top with nuts, sliced fruit or anything else you like to eat with oatmeal or porridge.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl or 12 oz glass jar. Add in the coconut milk and stir until the milk absorbs the dry ingredients. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Stir it again, cover it, and refrigerate for at least an hour. When you are ready to enjoy your porridge (cold or heated), top it with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
This porridge is best if enjoyed withing 24 hours of making.
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate then to enjoy a refreshing Margarita with some fiesta-worthy Nachos? I’ve decided to go all out this year and build the largest, most colorful and flavorful plate of Nachos I can for my family to enjoy. I love nachos because they are easy and filling. You simply start with your favorite tortilla chips and then you pile on as many toppings as your heart desires.
I started with a variety of flavored Tortilla chips (with different colors like they do in restaurants) and piled on my family’s favorite toppings. If you are looking for a gluten-free, wholesome, non-GMO brand of chips – Food Should Taste Good Tortilla chips are definitely the way to go. I just recently tried them and I am hooked! Check them out – Cantina, Lime and Jalapeno are just a few that I used for my Cinco de Mayo Nachos.
1 – 2 bags of gluten-free tortilla chips (I used Food Should Taste Good) – use a variety of flavors!
1 lb. of cooked ground beef (or chicken).
refried beans or black beans
shredded cheese of choice
salsa of choice
Pile gluten free chips onto a large microwave safe plate. Mix up the flavors and colors for variety. Top it with heated refried beans and meat. Sprinkle on the cheese and microwave it for 30-60 seconds or until warm to the touch. Pile on as little or as much olives, jalapenos, sour cream and salsa as you want. Garnish with cilantro. This recipe makes enough Nachos to feed a family of 4-6. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Food Should Taste Good sent me bags of chips free of charge, but these opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free product.
As a busy full-time working parent I sometimes find myself in a pinch for a quick breakfast or snack that my two girls can grab on the go. That’s when I turn to pancake bites. You can make a bunch in advance (and freeze them) and they travel well – think lunch boxes, travel bags, to-go containers, etc. Continue reading
I love salads, and I especially love salads that are easy to make and deliver a variety of flavors. This salad, using kale as the base, is filling and satisfying at the same time. Its packed with protein and vitamins, making it a complete meal with or without the addition of other protein sources.
Kale gives you more nutrients than most other vegetables and food sources. 1 cup of raw kale has just 33 calories yet contains 684% of vitamin K, 134% of vitamin C, 206% of Vitamin A plus iron, folate, omega-3s, magnesium, calcium, iron, fiber, and 2 grams of protein. It’s what you call a super food – so-to-speak.This salad has 2 cups of kale (add more if you like) and is mixed with other super foods that are nutrient dense. You can’t go wrong with a lovely salad that pleases the palate and provides most of the major needed vitamins. Continue reading
These grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, no-bake chocolate espresso bites are going to rock your taste buds. And don’t tell anyone, but they are kind of good for you (think healthy-energy-snack). They are easy to make, only require one bowl to prep, and can be enjoyed any time of the day. Curious about the ground coffee? The fine ground coffee not only adds a bit of a “mocha” taste to these tasty treats, it also brings out the flavors of the chocolate and the coconut. Double or triple the batch if you plan on sharing with others, or freeze some for a later date. Enjoy! Continue reading